ACG Parnell welcomes students from Primary School (Years 1 to 6) to Middle and Senior School (Years 7 to 13).
ACG Parnell College opened in 1998 as one of the first dedicated middle schools in New Zealand. It has developed into a leading school that focuses on the needs of its students.
In 2007, an outstanding new purpose-built campus opened its doors to students from Years 1 to 13.
Conveniently located in the Parnell/Newmarket area, a short distance from the Auckland city centre, the School opens onto one of the city’s finest and largest parks, the Auckland Domain. The School makes full use of its excellent location with nearby facilities, such as the Parnell Tennis Club, Newmarket Olympic Pools and the War Memorial Museum.
ACG Parnell College is housed in a new 10,000 square metre building with superb teaching spaces plus a wide range of specialist facilities, including a gymnasium, a large library, performance spaces for drama, dance, and music, sophisticated art, technology and computer rooms and a modern cafeteria. The ACG Parnell Primary School occupies an adjacent building with full use of the college building’s facilities.
Year 1 to Year 13
The School’s programmes are broad-based to ensure that each student develops diverse skills that will enable them to take a range of subjects at senior levels. English and Mathematics receive special emphasis at all Year levels. Students are also taught to use new technologies with confidence. The inclusion of a comprehensive Thinking Skills Programme across all subjects enables students to develop critical and creative minds and deeper understanding so that they are well prepared for further study.
All students are challenged to set goals for themselves and teachers work closely with each student to achieve success. Extension activities are in place in each curriculum area to challenge, accelerate and enrich able students.
ACG Parnell College has a set of core values to guide its students and staff:
Achievement, Consideration, Global View, Perseverance, Aspiration, Respect, Nurturing Creativity, Excellence, Loyalty and Integrity, Leadership and Teamwork.
For full definitions of these core values, please visit the ACG Parnell College website.
Extra-curricular and sports opportunities
A wide range of team activities and sports are offered and students are given every encouragement to participate. These include:
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- Continuous educational path from Year 1 to Year 13.
- An outstanding purpose-built school with a wide range of specialist facilities.
- An emphasis on promoting individual student achievement with a proven record of outstanding results in the University of Cambridge International Examinations.
- Conveniently situated in Parnell, a picturesque central suburb of Auckland, and next to Auckland’s largest park, the Domain.
- Easy access to Auckland’s bus and train services.
- The School develops leadership skills through offering students outdoor education programmes, a student council and, in the senior school, a prefect system.
- Close to excellent sporting and cultural amenities.
- Students wear a casual uniform from Kindergarten to Year 12.
Minimum English entry standard for entry into a full high school programme:
Years 7 to 10: IELTS 4.5 (a minimum of 3.0 in all bands) or recognised equivalent.
Years 11 to 13: IELTS 5.0 (a minimum of 4.0 in all bands) or recognised equivalent.
Term 1 Monday 21 January - Friday 19 April
Term 2 Monday 6 May - Friday 5 July
Term 3 Monday 29 July - Friday 27 September
Term 4 Monday 14 October - Friday 6 December
Term 1 Wednesday 22 January - Thursday 17 April
Term 2 Monday 5 May - Friday 4 July
Term 3 Monday 28 July - Friday 26 September
Term 4 Monday 13 October - Friday 5 December
Term 1 Tuesday 27 January - Thursday 2 April
Term 2 Monday 20 April - Friday 26 June
Term 3 Monday 20 July - Friday 25 September
Term 4 Monday 12 October - Thursday 3 December
Students may apply for entry at any time.
Tuition Fees 2013
|ACG Parnell School (Years 1 to 6)
||NZ$ 18,000 per year
|ACG Parnell College (Years 7 to 13)
||NZ$ 22,200 per year
ACG Parnell College Flyer(645 KB)
ACG International Student Prospectus 2013 (3 MB)
ACG International Student Application Form 2013(1.11 MB)
ACG International Student Fees 2013(48 KB)
ACG Schools Contract of Enrolment(63 KB)
ACG Parnell College Subject Option Handbook 2013(1 MB)
Free English Conversation Classes for Parents(77 KB)